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Ezine 19 June 2004

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Skin Care Tip:

Use Eye Cream!

The skin under your eyes is more delicate and dry than the skin on the rest of your face. It is wise to invest in an eye cream  These specialized creams treat the eye area with more emollient moisturizers. Some eye creams even claim to minimize dark circles and temporarily tighten fine lines.  The best eye creams are the physician-strength ones and neaclear and Obagi seem to be the most popular and best tolerated as well as most effective.  Use one for at least 2-3 months and be consistent.  It is rare to notice a difference if an eye cream is only used sparingly or for less than a month..

Eye Cream is an essential part of an effective skin care regimen.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Do something simple - take 500-1000mg of Vitamin C!

When reviewing the achievements of medical research in the latter part of the 20th century one discovery will stand out - the discovery that Vitamin C is uniquely important to the health and wellbeing of humans.  Numerous studies continue to verify the anti aging as well as skin benefits of Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is truly a wonder nutrient and there is no doubt that many of the serious degenerative diseases plaguing the civilized world today can be prevented or even reversed through an adequate intake of this essential vitamin. The current RDA of 60 mg/day is clearly far too low and the proposed new RDA of 200 mg/day (while perhaps adequate for healthy, young males) would seem to be quite inadequate for older people and certainly way too low for sick people. As a matter of fact, a scientific advisory panel to the U.S. Government sponsored Alliance for Aging Research recently recommended that all healthy adults increase their vitamin C intake to 250- 1000 mg/day. A daily intake of 250-1000 mg of Vitamin C may be adequate for preventive purposes, but larger quantities are probably required in halting or reversing cancer and heart disease. Although there has been some concern that people suffering from hemochromatosis (a tendency to iron overload) may be sensitive to high dosages of vitamin C, most researchers now agree that vitamin C is entirely safe even in larger doses.  Even so, a safe recommendation is 1000mg a day. 

An adequate intake of Vitamin C is surely one of the best and most cost effective health insurance plans available today!

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Lots of people are interested in body contouring with liposuction. We always get questions about whether or not the procedure is safe. Liposuction is still a very popular procedure and very safe if performed in an accredited facility by a board-certified plastic surgeon.  Please check out the wealth of information on our site by clicking here

To see before and after patient pictures, please click here.

Make sure you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications.  You can also visit the ASPS web site at

The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body.

To help you in making your decision, please click here to check out the 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you! By far, the most important factor in the success of your procedure is the surgeon you choose. So please choose wisely.